History of Medicine and Health

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Past Meetings

  • January 16, 2015

    James Colgrove of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, Shobana Shankar of Stony Brook and David Barnes of UPenn discussed the Ebola epidemic in historical context.

  • May 6, 2014

    Deanna Day of UPenn introduced her paper "'As Modern As Tomorrow': Toward a History of the Medicine Cabinet as Architectural Innovation and Ontological Category."

  • April 1, 2014

    Julia Mansfield of Stanford University and PACHS introduced her paper, "Restoring Civility to Commerce: Samuel Mitchill's Response to Quarantine in the Napoleonic Age."

  • March 4, 2014

    Margaret Marsh of Rutgers University introduced her paper "The Road to IVF: From 'Fatherless' Sea Urchins to Human 'Conception in a Watch Glass'"

  • February 4, 2014

    Bridget Gurtler of Princeton University introduced her "Desiring Reproduction: Donor Insemination and the Eugenic Politics of Pleasure in Interwar America"

  • December 3, 2013

    Johanna Schoen of Rutgers University introduced her paper "Constructing the Truth About Abortion: The Debate Surrounding intact D&E"

  • November 5, 2013

    Meggie Crnic of the University of Pennsylvania introduced her "Nature's Cure,": The Seashore as Therapeutic Site, 1870-1930.

  • October 1, 2013

    David Barnes of the University of Pennsylvania introduced his draft paper Cargo, "Infection," and the Logic of Quarantine in the Nineteenth Century

  • March 14, 2013

    Cheryl Logan introduced "Productive" Eugenics and the Double Gonad which is a chapter from her forthcoming book Hormones, Heredity and Race:"Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna (Rutgers University Press).

  • February 14, 2013

    Johanna Schoen introduced her draft chapter, Medicine at the Edges of Life: Abortion and Fetal Research

Group Conveners

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    David Barnes

    David Barnes teaches history of medicine and public health at UPenn. His interests include history of medicine and public health, cultural history of bodily knowledge, and bodily practices.

     

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    Paul Theerman

    Paul Theerman is Director of the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine.

     

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    Nancy Tomes

    Nancy Tomes is Distinguished Professor of History at Stony Brook University. Her research interests include U.S. social and cultural history and the history of medicine, women, and gender.

     

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    Keith Wailoo

    Keith Andrew Wailoo is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research and teaching interests include the history and cultural politics of disease; drugs and drug policy; race, science, and health; and health policy and medical affairs in the U.S.

     

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